Christal James

Christal James

Digital Communications Officer

Christal is ActionAid USA's Digital Communications Officer.

She is a strategic communicator with a passion for positively impacting the lives of marginalized communities. She has extensive experience in the non-governmental industry, having worked for NGOs in the United Kingdom (Macmillan Cancer Support, National Deaf Children’s Society, Missing People) and Africa (ActionAid Liberia).

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Standing up for our Rights: Feminist Insights from the Ukraine Response

February 24, 2023 By

The response to Russia’s military assault on Ukraine is yet another example of how the international system fails to acknowledge and promote the incredible work of civil society organizations like women’s rights organizations (WROs), women-led organizations (WLOs), and young people’s groups. These groups play critical roles in crisis response, despite their efforts lacking…

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It’s time to expose the false illusion of net zero

November 8, 2022 By

If you have been following the activities at COP27, then you know that Tuesday was a big day for Net Zero (or maybe I should say exposure of what it really is). The UN High-Level Expert Group on Net Zero, led by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, released its report in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. My colleagues have…

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“Increasingly difficult to bridge the divide”: ActionAid reflects on six months into the humanitarian response to the Ukraine crisis

August 23, 2022 By

Six months since Russia invaded Ukraine, five of ActionAid’s humanitarian aid workers reflect on their experiences working with refugees in and around Ukraine. Protection for women and children, discrimination, social cohesion among host and refugee communities, and the approaching winter remain the main challenges to be faced in the coming…

Impact Story /

The Ukraine crisis and the key role of youth

August 12, 2022 By

At the beginning of 2022, there were approximately 10.2 million young people, aged between 14-35, in Ukraine. Russia’s second invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February, has forced over 4 million young people to flee their homes according to the Ministry of Youth in Ukraine. At the same time, young…

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Resources for reproductive justice

July 19, 2022 By

On June 24th, 2022, after several weeks of speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe V Wade, effectively eliminating the right to abortion, enshrined in the constitution for nearly fifty years. This is happening at a time when 26 states (more than half the total number of states…